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Sarnoff® Video Test Tools

SRI offers comprehensive testing tools to identify errors throughout the digital signal chain. Built on five decades of video and broadcast experience, SRI’s suite of Sarnoff® patterns and bitstreams delivers results to assure interoperability and digital video quality.

Reference the diagram below to identify which test and measurement tools best fit your requirements.

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Product Suite

Visualizer test pattern screen

The Visualizer™ test pattern offers a comprehensive way to evaluate more than 20 key parameters of video quality from a single screen. Users can easily identify processing errors throughout the digital signal chain.

computer monitor with "VERIFY" on-screen

Using SRI’s Emmy® award-winning technology, the Sarnoff® Bitstreams™ suite is the de facto standard for systematically and unambiguously testing decoders against industry standards. It works in a matter of seconds and does not require a reference signal or specialized decoder.

audio console close up

AudioRef™ is a package of scientifically calibrated audio reference clips that enable professionals to accurately set up and evaluate audio monitoring equipment.

These decoder tests assess HEVC compliance and video processing performance any stage of the development cycle—from simulations to integrated products.

AV control pane with test patterns displayed on 2 monitors

SRI’s ESP™ is a sophisticated video clip consisting of specialized and complex artificial test patterns that stress various aspects of processing to quickly reveal television encoder deficiencies.

3D boxes floating out of tv monitor

SRI’s suite of 3D test patterns is specifically designed to test 3D signal chains, workflows, and displays. These tools allow users to easily evaluate and calibrate 3D video equipment by revealing errors visually.

front and back views of TG-100 rack unit hardware

Sarnoff audiovisual test sequence generators combine acclaimed digital test patterns with uncompressed playback hardware for testing and verifying the quality of digital video signal chains up to 4Kp60.

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